|This is how I feel. And how I would look if I had mittens.|
Additionally, the roads, sidewalks and anything standing still for longer than 30 seconds is coated with a thin sheen of ice. In short, winter is here, friends and neighbors.
And I am cold. This is rare. I don't really get cold. I am almost always hot. Burning up hot. To the point where I don't own many sweaters despite my absolute love of anything sweatery.
So, here are Five Things I Need to Warm Me Up (Complete with Pins):
1. Hot Cocoa - I love cocoa. It is absolutely one of my favorite things in the world. I always think I am going to make something amazing like the pin here, but ultimately, I always microwave milk, stir in a packet of mix and plop down a dollop of whipped cream. You know what? Still amazing. Such is the nature of cocoa.
2. Potato Soup - Truth: I could eat potato soup every night for the rest of my life. Another truth: I've never made it from scratch. I think about it a lot, but there's this mix stuff you can get in the grocery and it is amazing. I sprinkle on some shredded cheese and bacon and a little sour cream and oh, heaven.
3. Couch Blankets - My house has three humans living in it. My living room has seven couch blankets. That is more than two blankets per human. Why? Because we are curl up with a blanket people. Well, maybe I'm curl up with a blanket people.
4. Socks - Not normal socks. Fuzzy socks. Wooly socks. Socks with toes or with bears on them. Rainbow striped socks or Hello Kitty knee socks I've borrowed from my kid. I don't even know why weird socks make me feel warmer and happier, but they do.
As a side note, the four above combined with a book makes the best day ever. Seriously.
5. Turquoise Water - I don't even like the beach. I don't like the sand or water that other animals swim in. I don't like hot sun or seashells stabbing the bottom of my flipflops. I don't like bathing suits, shorts or tank tops. Seriously, the beach and I are not friends. And yet, every year, I have this absolute longing for a deserted tropical island.
Are you cold, too? What do you need to warm you up?